Setting sun alignment photo-ops forecast for Taipei

04/19/2019 03:42 PM
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Image courtesy of CWB
Image courtesy of CWB

Taipei, April 19 (CNA) The sunset will align with two streets in Taipei between late April and early May, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday in a release detailing its second forecast of sun alignments across Taiwan this year.

The bureau said the first round of sunsets will be visible April 26-30 on Emei St. (west of Xining S. Rd.), from 5:58 p.m. to 6:18 p.m. on April 26 and take place three minutes earlier each day after.

The next sun alignments in the city will occur April 29-May 3 on Zhongxiao E. and W. Rd. (west of Xinsheng Expressway) from 5:59 p.m. to 6:09 p.m. on April 29 and take place three minutes earlier each day after.

The best time to take a photo, weather permitting, is at the middle of the 10-minute period each day, the bureau added.

The setting sun alignment, which often takes place on east-west streets in the city's main street grid, has drawn increased interest in recent years as local residents share the information online, drawing hordes of photographers hoping to capture the view.

The bureau also cautioned that people hoping to photograph the moment should wear dark glasses to protect their eyes.

The CWB said it will continue to compile information from members of the public and run astronomical data to provide similar forecasts in the future.

The next forecast alignment will take place in Dajia District in central Taiwan's Taichung around mid-May, the bureau said.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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